For the third year in a row, Hillphoenix will be the Platinum Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2014 to be held on June 18 & 19 of next year. With the conference now in its third year and gaining positive momentum across North America, this edition will take place in San Francisco.
First CO2 installations
Innovations in natural solutions represent an important part of Hillphoenix’s business strategy. In 2006 the company installed their first test sites utilizing CO2 as a secondary fluid at a Food Lion store in Montpelier, Virginia and at a Sam’s Club in Savannah, Georgia.
SNAP approval for CO2 use as a refrigerant
In September 2009, Hillphoenix announced it received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use CO2 as a replacement for hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) in retail refrigeration. The green light came under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, which evaluates alternatives to substances being phased-out to protect the stratospheric ozone layer.
Since then, Hillphoenix has gone on to install over 50 secondary CO2 systems and 25 cascade systems in North America. In close collaboration with Sprouts Farmers Market, Hillphoenix helped the retailer achieve Platinum GreenChill status with the installation of their Second Nature CO2 Cascade System for both low and medium temperature applications.
More about Hillphoenix
Hillphoenix was founded in 1887 by a New Jersey grocer C.V. Hill who had the objective of improving his coolers with regards to both price and performance. Today, the company employs more than 3,500 people nationwide. Manufacturing facilities are located in Covington and Conyers (GA), Richmond, (VA), Keosauqua and Centerville (IA) and Chino (CA).
About ATMOsphere America
In 2013, ATMOsphere America had its most successful conference to date, providing a platform for retailers, end-users, industry, policy makers and academia to discuss the use of natural refrigerants and their future in North America. This year, the event promises to be the meeting place for all those looking to break into this promising new market and learn more about the already implemented technology in North America.